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Mental Health

School of Social Work researchers are seeking to improve a variety of mental health outcomes while contributing to the knowledge bases of different practice approaches and theoretical foundations.

Researchers in Mental Health

Faculty Researchers

Priscilla Gibson

Professor; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Topics:
Cultural Competence, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Justice


Jane Gilgun

Professor

Topics:
Child Welfare, Family Violence, Qualitative Research Methods


Amy Krentzman

Assistant Professor

Topics:
Substance Abuse, Addiction Treatment and Recovery, Spirituality, Positive Psychology


Joseph Merighi

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Topics:
End-stage renal diseases, Medication adherence, Chronic illness, Social work practice in health care settings


Patricia Shannon

Associate Professor

Topics:
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Evaluation, Immigration, Intervention Science, Loss & Trauma, Mental Health


Mark Umbreit

Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking; Professor

Topics:
Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health


Oliver WIlliams

Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Professor

Topics:
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Cultural Competence, Family Violence, Social Services, Specific Cultures (African American)


Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Researchers

Traci LaLiberte

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare, Disability, Evaluation, Policy, Systems Change


Kristine Piescher

Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Topics:
Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy


Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health Researchers

Peter Dimock

Co-PI, Minnesota Center for Chemical & Mental Health; Educational Technology Coordinator; Teaching Specialist

Topics:
Educational Technology Methods, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Family & Couples Therapy


Piper Meyer-Kalos

Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Topics:
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Positive Psychology


Julie Rohovit

Director of Training, Co-PI for the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Topics: Co-occurring Disorders, Clinical Supervision, Group Therapy